Saturday, January 14, 2012

Infatuation Pillows

Thank you all so much for your kind comments and thoughts in regards to my last post about my Birth mother.  I had an enjoyable birthday with components of most of the things that I love part of my day:  I took a yoga class, saw War Horse, did a little sewing, a little schoolwork (unavoidable), went to the Quilters by the Sea Guild meeting with Zina and enjoyed my favorite cupcakes (Frosted Cupcakery on 2nd Street if you're a local) with my family when I returned.  

Due to schoolwork I have not done a great deal of sewing this week but I was able to finish a project and deliver it yesterday to my niece.  She had seen these pillows while In-Process and wanted to take them home an evening a few months back when my brother and family were over for dinner.  When I saw her excitement about the pillows I knew right away that I would give them to her.  These pillows are a kit that I purchased at the Long Beach International Quilt Show that I attended in 2010 while in my "infatuation" phase of quilting...when I just purchased anything I saw without regards to what the project would be for or whom it would be for.  

So I give you the Infatuation Pillows: 
18 x 18 & 16 x 16 Pillows - Anna Maria Horner fabrics
Side note about the buttons on the pillows; button on the left is a fabric button which went on without any trouble.  Button on the right pillow was not so helpful...original fabric button broke, then second fabric button broke (annoyed at this point), then I poked myself with the upholstery needle I was using...damn blood on the fabric.  Finally had to raid my large bag of buttons I inherited from my mother as I was out of fabric buttons and was determined to get this project done.  Was not so infatuated with these pillows in the end.  

Enjoy your Saturday~
Susan

7 comments:

  1. Those pillows are beautiful, Susan! And very fun that your niece was so excited about them, too!

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  2. Adorable! I just love these prints. The buttons are a nice finishing touch.

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  3. They are beautiful! Love the fabrics and the final buttons look great too :)

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  4. haha - sounds like the pillows went to the perfect home! They're really pretty, in spite of the button debacle!

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  5. I'm infatuated with them Susan. Remember to use your own spit to remove blood from you project. Works every time.

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  6. Well I am pretty infatuated with those pillows too, they are just fabulous! Too bad about the buttons and blood, but they do look lovely all finished up!

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  7. These pillows are so pretty! I love the buttons, they really finish these nicely and make them look so polished. I love making pillow covers as a way to try out a new quilt block without committing to an entire quilt. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

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